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Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Self-help

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

The Brain

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

Self-confidence

How to tackle your first cycle trip like a pro

Planning your first cycling adventure? Whether you're pootling around southern France or pedalling through South America, here's how to ensure your …

Cycling

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Mindfulness

Apple’s iPhone 5se already in production, targeting emerging markets

Apple’s upcoming new 4-inch iPhone, the iPhone 5se as detailed in a recent report, is apparently in production, and will target emerging markets.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

Who Owns The Stuff In Space?

Last Friday, during a panel about Mars exploration in San Francisco, <i>The Martian</i> author Andy Weir revealed that after the success of his book, he had splurged on the purchase a small Martian meteorite for the hefty price of $10,000.<p>To ward off any suspicion that he may have been duped into believing …

Meteorites

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t …

Microsoft now owns Surfacephone.com

Rumors of a Microsoft Surface Phone have been fairly persistent in recent months. While the software giant isn't commenting on its plans, it has been busy scooping up Surface-related domains. A poster on Reddit spotted that Microsoft owns surfacephone.com and has started redirecting it to the …

IPad Pro

The internet bundle is already here

...and it's a bot<p>For the past six years or so, this image that (as best I can tell) was created by Reddit user quink has been making the rounds as the "nightmare scenario" if net neutrality dies. It's the bundle: your favorite websites tiered up into different packages, forcing you to pay different …

Apps

LG trolls Samsung for ditching removable batteries

In one of those lovely social media kerfuffles we all love so much, LG USA has trolled Samsung Mobile for ditching removable batteries in the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Samsung tweeted to advertise the fact that you can charge the S6 Edge+ battery from zero to full in just 90 minutes. LG replied with the …

Phones

9,000 Useless Cables Stand Between the Large Hadron Collider and Its Next Upgrade

Yes, CERN is as bad at cable management as you are.<p>CERN's Large Hadron Collider is a wonder of modern engineering. The biggest and beefiest particle accelerator to ever be built, it's helped us dig into some of the most fundamental mysteries of the universe, and continues to do so. At least, it …

8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

While Apple’s iPhones have been my main handsets since shortly after the first model was introduced in 2007, I used to carry an Android phone with me …

Apple Watch

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study published in the journal …

Happiness

Can "Millimeter Wave Wireless" Bring Us all Blazing Fast Fiber-Speed Internet?

The new start-up Starry thinks it can, and hopefully it's right.<p>It's hard to make internet connections fast. Yes, fiber is great if you can get it, but the time and money it takes to lay down all that wire makes rolling it out extremely prohibitive. Especially considering that, in the United …

Why airplane windows are round

Airplane windows are good for more than just snapping photos from 30,000 feet.<p>As this video from Real Engineering explains, round airplane windows …

Google's latest data-squeezing algorithm is coming to Chrome

Google is no Silicon Valley startup, but it's just as intent on creating compression algorithms as the fictional "Pied Piper." The search giant is about to unleash its latest algorithm, called "Brotli," onto the Chrome browser. The software compression team first revealed the algorithm in …

JavaScript Modules: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re a newcomer to JavaScript, jargon like “module bundlers vs. module loaders,” “Webpack vs. Browserify” and “AMD vs. CommonJS” can quickly …

Who needs a computer science degree these days?

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught …

10 things only owners of small cars will understand

Of all the editorial staff members here at <i>Top Gear Philippines</i>, I have the smallest ride. My daily-driver is a <b>Hyundai Eon</b>--a micro car, which, …

Top Gear

The CEO of WhatsApp explained why it killed its subscription fee

"We've done really well in the consumer space," he said. "But there is whole other aspect of communication as you go through your day: You want to communicate with businesses."<p>By removing the subscription, WhatsApp is accessible to a massive number of new users, especially in emerging markets, such …

Emerging Markets

10 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today ($44 worth of apps for free!)

BGR has quickly become the go-to site for info on the latest and greatest paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Each day we track down the …

Apps

ISIL is Secret American Army in Middle East – US Historian

© REUTERS/ Stringer<p>Islamic State Leader in Pakistan Gets Funds via US<p>The Islamic State is a secret army of the United States and Abu Bakr …

15 Useful Gadgets For Living Anywhere - Part 2.

5G Internet, Samsung Gear 2 and the LEGO-like Project Ara

Think about a world where cars drive themselves, people browse the web on their watches and take apart smartphones like they do with LEGO. Sound too …

NASA is Preparing the World for Extraterrestrial Contact

A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without …

Galaxy Alpha leaked in clearest pictures yet

After a string of leaks and a semi-official acknowledgement from a Samsung executive, the Galaxy Alpha is all but confirmed. Just yesterday we saw a set of hands-on images of the white version of the device, and now, new high-quality shots give us another look at the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha.<p>The …

Phones

Xiaomi Surpasses Samsung As China’s Top Smartphone Vendor, Says Canalys

Xiaomi‘s name may mean “little rice” in Chinese, but it’s not so little anymore. According to a report from Canalys, Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung as China’s top smartphone maker, thanks to massive growth over the past year.<p>The report says that in the second quarter, Xiaomi shipped 15 million …